International programs

New book by former professor looks at Georgetown's campus in Qatar, warts and all

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New book by a former professor looks at the tensions and struggles behind what author describes as Georgetown’s “bold, important and interesting” experiment to bring American liberal education to Qatar.

Qatar Foundation leader discusses Education City and the blockade's impact

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Interview with leader from Qatar about the small country’s Education City, which has six U.S. university partners, and how it is coping with a blockade by five Arab nations.

Appeals court rejects revised version of Trump's travel ban

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Decision says the administration’s policy discriminates unconstitutionally on the basis of religion.

Report looks at perceptions of third-party pathway programs for international students

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New commissioned research from NAFSA: Association of International Educators looks at perceptions of partnering with corporate providers to establish pathway programs for international students.

Arizona embarks on plan to develop 25 global microcampuses

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University of Arizona wants to establish more than 25 “microcampuses” -- capable of collectively educating more than 25,000 students -- at partner universities around the world.

Report on Confucius Institutes finds no smoking guns, but enough concerns to recommend closure

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National Association of Scholars calls on universities to close their Confucius Institutes. Defenders say there's nothing sinister about the Chinese-backed centers.

Nearly 4 in 10 universities report drops in international student applications

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Four in 10 colleges are seeing drops in applications from international students amid pervasive concerns that the political climate might keep them away.

Revised travel ban excludes current visa holders but continues to raise concerns for higher education

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Revised travel ban promises to reduce disruption to current students and scholars from affected countries, but concerns remain for new international enrollments and American higher ed’s continued ability to attract top talent from abroad.

Two students from Libya consider Trump's entry ban

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Two students from Libya consider the executive order banning entry to the U.S. for them and their compatriots.

Students and scholars are stranded after Trump bars travel for nationals from 7 countries

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Students and scholars are among those affected by a sweeping executive order banning entry into the U.S. from seven Muslim-majority nations.

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